The best way to keep life exciting is to go somewhere or do something you haven’t done before, but that can be quite difficult to do living the busy city lives we do these days. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the trendiest and most interesting events in Nigeria’s Uber cities, Abuja and Lagos, for you to enjoy this April and May, all reachable with a few taps on the Uber app.
Visit Abuja’s fantastic fairs
The week leading up to Easter will see Abuja playing host to the annual Fashion and Style Fair in the National Trade and Convention Centre on Airport Road. In an attempt to incorporate home-grown and international fashion ideas under one roof, this expo has become a calendar event not to be missed by fashionistas and trend followers. So, grab your ride and be there to network and experience the vibe!
If you’re more interested in what goes in your body than around the outside, then the Taste of Abuja from April 20th-21st is just the thing for you. Here you can experience a multi-tribal taste sensation and be exposed to the industries that are involved in the production of foods and beverages in Nigeria. And of course, expect the chance to taste some excellent food, and be prepared to load up on those free samples.
Kicking off festival season in Lagos
Our list of upcoming events in Lagos is packed with fantastic festivals, starting with the Gidi Culture Festival (or GidiFest) on April 20th, the ritzy upmarket Victoria Island will host this conglomeration of DJs, musicians and music where you can mingle with the who’s who of the entertainment world while partying the night away. Experience some local art, play on the beach, enjoy the exotic food and drink on offer, and know that your ride will be there to take you home, whatever the time!
For the professionals
If you’re interested in intellectual discussion or networking with other professionals, take a ride on 24th April to the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) on Victoria Island to meet with likeminded people to discuss the future of Nigeria’s entertainment industry. A billion-dollar enterprise supported by actors, musicians, government and industry alike, this year’s conference’s theme will be Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment.
Music for the soul
Jazz lovers are set to flood into Lagos Island on April 27th -30th for the annual Lagos Jazz Fest. Since 2008 this event has been drawing jazz-loving supporters and performers from all over the world, with past line-ups including the likes of South African Afro-fusion group Freshlyground, Grammy Award winner Jermaine Jackson, French Nigerian songstress Asa and jazz percussionist and singer Lekan Babalola. If jazz is your thing, or you’re just looking for an opportunity to really bust a move, this is the place to be.
The happiest day of the year
And, of course, all of us are looking forward with excitement to the Lagos Carnival. One of the biggest and most important cultural festivals in Nigeria – some say it actually inspired Rio De Janeiro’s famous carnivals – Lagos Carnival will be held on May 9th this year. Although little information about the specific is currently available, you can expect this year’s carnival to be as exciting and wonderful as it is every year. If you’re already planning your ultimate Lagos Carnival experience, don’t forget that a comfortable UberX will be available take you and your friends there and back again any time.
There’s always something happening in the cities of Lagos and Abuja. Whatever events you decide to check out, you can keep stress levels low and happiness high by using Uber as your ride. Enjoy!